July 14, 2016
WORLD RECORD: caught the gar alligator men’s 80 lb line class record
Angler Cory J. Witte of Joplin, Missouri, USA caught and released this potential new world record alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) on June 18th, while fishing the Trinity River in Texas, USA with local guide Bubba Bedre.
The 60.33 kg (133 lb) fish was landed in 20 minutes after taking the carp Witte was using for bait. Once landed, the fish was quickly documented, weighed, and released alive. If approved, the catch will earn Witte the new men’s 37 kg (80 lb) line class world record, which currently stands at 53.07 kg (117 lb).